Students Surprise Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist To Celebrate Game-Changing Victory.

It’s not everyday that someone wins a Nobel Prize — it’s one of the highest honors you can receive so, when it does happen, it’s a cause for celebration!

Morten Meldal, a Danish chemist based at the University of Copenhagen, is now a part of this elite Nobel Prize winning group. Along with Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless, their work has “led to a revolution in how chemists think about linking molecules together,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences explained.

How is this done? Through something called click therapy. They further explained that it enables fast reactions, where “molecular building blocks snap together quickly.” This type of therapy can bring “real-world benefits” to the development of pharmaceuticals and medicine, including more targeted cancer treatments.

One word: Wow! After getting recognized for making such a momentous contribution to society, it’s no wonder that the students at the University of Copenhagen wanted to find a way to celebrate Morten. Without him knowing, several of them gathered outside of his office, ready to cheer him on as soon as he came outside. And from the look on Morten’s face, it meant the world to him!

Watch Morten get the standing ovation he truly deserves in the video below, and don’t forget to share.

Want more good news?

Sign up for Smile, our free daily good news email with over 600,000 happy and optimistic subscribers!

Share to Give!

Every time you share an article, we donate to Smile Train to help provide life-changing cleft surgeries to children in need. Spread good news, change lives! Learn more here.

$6.54 raised today!

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Give more smiles to children in need.

Support the life-changing work of our Partner Cause of the Year, Smile Train, with a year-end gift. All donations are matched 2x!

Loading...